Just think. If everything that comes our way flows off of us like water off a duck’s back, the peace we would have. Just as simple as a drop of water sliding off slick feathers so to could our problems. It’s in our perception. It’s in our faith. If we truly believe that we are so much more than our physical beings because we are a child of God, we could see and feel and believe that we are perfect just as we are. The struggles of our lives bring to us new adventures, new experiences, new lessons. Trusting in the Lord graces us with the peaceful bliss that we seek.
How to Pray? Good question – easy answer. There is no wrong way to pray. You pray from your heart. You can pray in silence. You can pray out loud. You can knell on your knees. You can cross your legs while sitting on the floor. You can just sit in a chair. You can bow your head and clasp your hands. You can look above and clasp your hands. You can close your eyes or leave your eyes open. A prayer is a message from your true self, your soul, your spirit, to the higher power that is above all of us. You know you are deep within a prayer when you can feel it deep within yourself. Maybe you cry . . . maybe you just feel peace . . maybe you just keep talking until there is nothing more to say. A prayer is something that is ALWAYS good. You are submitting yourself to something so powerful . . something so wonderful that loves you for YOU . . that is with you no matter who you are, what you’ve done or what you have. Allow yourself to listen to the answers to your prayers. Through prayer I have found peace. I have found happiness. I have found answers. I have found LOVE. I KNOW prayers are heard . . .they are powerful, magical, wonderful and they are most definitely Answered.
I think we all need help each day. The real question is have you asked for help? All too often we feel we must do it ALL ourselves and we TRY and we TRY so very hard to do what we think is right only to work ourselves to exhaustion and disappointment. Each day I ask for help and I get it. I bow my head and ask my prayer to be heard. I ask to be graced with compassion, love and focus. I ask to be relieved of the burden of fear. Sometimes I feel anxiety usually due to a negative thought that is running through my mind. At that very moment, I take a deep breath and ask for help. I KNOW my request is granted because I feel better- maybe just a little bit at first. You know you have been answered when hours pass and when the fear returns and you see it for what it is “fear” it’s not real . . it’s just a thought . . so this time (with the help that you asked for) that “fear” then just vanishes through your awareness that “it’s not real.” Then more hours pass and within those hours you begin to see the wondrous universe before you, the blue skies, the breeze, a bird, a kind person (all blessings before us). You have now forgotten what you asked for. . . . . This is how i KNOW my prayers have been answered. I can’t begin to list all the answered prayers that happen to me daily- but as they do I hope to continue to share . . . those amazing gifts that one receives just by asking . . . .
Have you ever looked into the sky and seen rays of light beaming down upon the earth? Have you ever wondered why? I’m certain a meteorologist could explain from a scientific standpoint the causes of these rays. To me . . . no explanation is needed. I accept those rays as a message- a message from a Being more powerful than I. When I see these rays, my soul fills with peace and I breathe. I know that the Grace of the Lord is with me and that I am never alone. God graces us with beauty in all that he touches. These beautiful rays of light coming from the gorgeous skies above, many times through wondrous clouds, brings hope to all of us. They are absolutely breathtaking. . . .
Have you ever looked up and noticed the life in a Tree? It’s so wonderful to see the sun shining down upon the green leaves. It never fails to happen . . . when I look up into those leaves . . . really look. . . and breath . . . and become present in the moment as I look . . . a gentle breeze comes forth and THOSE leaves begin to move. It’s like the leaves are waving to me . . maybe even applauding. At that VERY moment, I know that I am NOT alone. My heart fills with love and peace. I thank the Lord for being by my side and loving me . . . even with all of my faults.